February 22, 2010
NSAC advocates for federal grant programs that provide resources for farmers, researchers, and grassroots organizations to get things done on the ground. But once a program is established, money is secure, and applications are in, there’s still at least one more step before policy can translate to action.
Someone has to decide which projects to fund.
Grant reviewers help decide who receives USDA competitive grants. As requests for applications are made available throughout the year, USDA recruits members of the public with subject expertise to serve on panels to prioritize projects for funding.
Serving on a grant review panel for a program like the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grants or the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) can:
For more information on what it’s like to be a reviewer, and for information on how to sign up as a reviewer for some of NSAC’s priority programs,
Categories: Grants and Programs
Which grant(s) will fit with livestock processing, specifically a USDA inspected/licensed Mobile Slaughter Unit cooperative with a fixed meat processing plant, to serve about 30 small family farms?
I am interested in serving on the grant review for such new initiatives.